Work Wardrobe: Lantern Sleeve Blouse and Denim Culottes

I think this look is one of my favorites!  I love the simplicity of this white lantern sleeve blouse with the dark denim culottes. Both pieces are such versatile basics.  Perfect for work and for the weekend. I wish I had started sewing pieces like these earlier! The denim culottes are my second version of my pattern hack/mashup of B5504 by Connie Crawford and By Hand London’s Holly Pant.  I did everything construction wise identical to my Rust Culottes so for more sewing details check out that post!  These were made in a stretch Classico Indigo Denim(OOS) I found at Marcy Tilton. I cut the fabric […]

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Work Wardrobe: Sewing Plans

I’m so excited to finally share with you all my Work Wardrobe Sewing Plans! Going back to work after 8 years at home has been a bit of an adjustment. Especially finding clothes to wear to work. My handmade wardrobe was so eclectic/hippy/artsy momma. Nothing was really work appropriate!  I’m starting from scratch here. My visual merchandising position at Club Monaco calls for an elevated casual look. Neutral tones and simple silhouettes with feminine details.  It took some serious planning to flesh out my ideas, come of with a color palette and make my beginning fabric purchases.  Plus I’ve been using my new Sewing Planner from Colette Patterns to pull together […]

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Work Wardrobe: Apollo Gray Selvedge Wrap Culottes

I think the best part of going back to work for me is how much my personal style has developed.  Working in fashion has made me really reevaluate what I’m wearing and how to get the most out of my wardrobe.  Next week I’ll share my full plan but I couldn’t wait to show off my first makes for my new Work Wardrobe!  I’ve been wearing these Apollo Gray Selvedge Wrap Culottes quite a bit, to work and out and about. I made a similar wrap pant a year or to ago in a cheap remnant fabric and always planned to make another in […]

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Creme de la Creme Granville Blouse

I think this is my favorite Granville blouse yet!  The cotton double gauze on this Crème de la crème woven is just luscious.  It’s so soft and a nice light weight.  Great for summer and layered in the fall.  I was originally planning on doing some sashiko stitching on the back yoke but decided the simplicity of this shirt is much more versatile for me right now.  And I love how the cream looks against my skin.  I’m using more cream in my palette for fall since I do find it more flattering than white. I know it’s election day but […]

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Handmade Halloween 2016

Yesterday was Halloween!  My favorite holiday of all.  I think I just like an excuse to dress up! Unfortunately Ami got sick last minute so no trick or treating for her or me! :(  Luckily we had a community party yesterday and a get together with the cousins this past weekend so not a total loss. Vic and Nigel hit the motherload so we know where to go next year! This year Ami decided she wanted her first store bought costume-she wanted to go full out as a Disney princess.  She picked out Mulan at the Disney Store.  Sparkly and […]

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Refashioned Band Collar Granville Blouse

I made two Granville Blouses from Sewaholic last month to fill out my wardrobe in quick succession. In the first Granville Blouse I made I altered the fit with a narrowed shoulder and on this go around I widened the sleeve for a looser fit. I also made another in a cream double weave that I’m in the process of adding saskiko stitching to for #slowfashionoctober. A few more small tweaks and this pattern will fit me to a T! Definitely one of my go to patterns. My fabric is refashioned from a maternity Regency Gown I made ages ago. We’re done having kids so as much as I loved […]

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